KGF Tee Time Auction opens March 26
Bidding begins at 8 am on March 26 for the Kansas Golf Foundation’s 2012 Tee Time Auction for Scholars. The auction raises money to for the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship, which helps send deserving junior golfers to college in Kansas.
Check out the KGF’s online catalog where you will see tee times at top Kansas golf courses such as Prairie Dunes, Shadow Glen and Flint Hills National. This year’s auction also includes Sand Hills (Golfweek’s No. 1 Modern Course) and Erin Hills host of the 2017 U.S. Open. Unless otherwise noted, all tee times are for four players and include two carts. Bidding will end at 7 pm on April 9.
When you bid, remember that all proceeds will be used to directly support Junior Golf Scholars, so don’t hold back! Thank you in advance for your support in making this year’s auction a brilliant success!
If you have questions, please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com or go to http://auctions.readysetauction.com/kansasgolffoundation/.
Hall of Fame nominations accepted
The Kansas Golf Foundation is seeking nominations for induction into the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor men and women -- amateurs and professionals -- who have made outstanding contributions to golf in Kansas. Any person who has resided in Kansas for at least 10 years at any time is eligible to be nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Categories of Hall of Fame members are Amateur Player, Professional Player, Club Professional, Golf Course Superintendent, Golf Course Architect, Coach, and Contributor to the Game. Each candidate is judged based on his or her public record of golf playing achievements, contributions to golf in Kansas, service to the community and general citizenship, with primary emphasis on golf-related accomplishments.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, and the nomination form can be downloaded by clicking here. Complete information on the Kansas Golf Foundation and Kansas Golf Hall of Fame are available by going to the Foundation website, www.kansasgolf.org/foundation. Nominations and supporting materials must be received by April 1 in order to be considered this year.
The 2012 inductees will be announced in May, and a banquet and induction ceremony will be held this fall.
Global Golf Post’s ‘Fore’ section recognizes amateurs
Global Golf Post recognizes that players are the heart and soul of the game – its amateurs.
Now three years old, the golf online newsletter is making a real difference on the golf media landscape in America. This is especially true in the world of amateur golf, which goes virtually uncovered by today’s sports media.
GGP, currently distributed each week to 250,000 golfers in America, puts a lot of resources into the amateur game because it matters, despite the lack of attention, says the publication’s founder/publisher Jim Nugent.
“And we do so because we care about this segment of the game, the people who play it and the association executives who make it all happen,” he says. “…we intend to become amateur golf’s best friend, and I think we are well on our way.”
GGP’s “Fore” section recognizes top achievements in amateur golf. To nominate yourself or a golfer you know to be recognized in the Post for on-course achievement, go to globalgolfpost.com/players
A weekly subscription to GGP is free and is delivered early each Monday morning. Go to globalgolfpost.com for more information.
Kansans Queen, Maynard elected to national GCSAA posts
Sandy G. Queen, CGCS, manager of golf operations for Overland Park, was elected president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America the association's annual meeting March 2 in Las Vegas. The annual meeting was held in conjunction with the GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show.
Queen has been the manager of golf operations for the city of Overland Park (Kan.) since 1984. Previously, he served as superintendent for the city of Overland Park. A GCSAA member for 34 years, Queen is a member and past president of the Heart of America GCSA, a member of the Kansas Turfgrass Association and The First Tee of Greater Kansas City. He also oversees operations for the award-winning Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and the Overland Park Soccer Complex, regarded as one of the top facilities of its kind in the nation.
Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance operations at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, was elected vice-president. Finlen will be the host of the 2012 U.S. Open in June. Keith A. Ihms, CGCS at Country Club of Little Rock (Ark.) was elected secretary/treasurer.
Rafael Barajas, CGCS at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights, Calif., and William H. Maynard, CGCS at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, were elected as directors. Darren J. Davis, GCSAA Class A member at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla., was appointed to the GCSAA Board of Directors, filling the remaining year of Ihms' term, created by his election to secretary/treasurer.
Omaha U.S. Senior Open seeks volunteers
The United States Golf Association is seeking volunteers for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open, to be contested July 8-14, 2013 at Omaha Country Club. Volunteer are asked to work four shifts during championship week.
For the $125 volunteers package, you receive two championship logo golf shirts, championship logo jacket, a hat or visor, water bottle, volunteer pin, one volunteer credential (allows access all seven days of the championship), one-time discount in the merchandise pavilion, complimentary admission to the volunteer party, and food and beverage while on shift.
For more information send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.